East Inspirations

East Inspirations, Singapore: Hours, Address, East Inspirations Reviews: 5/5

East Inspirations
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Speciality & Gift Shops • Antique Shops
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11:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 6:30 PM
About
If you love Asian art and culture, East Inspirations is the perfect destination. Every piece of vintage and antique is specially curated by the owner Mr Cheong, and there is always a story behind every item. Start your treasure hunting now at East Inspirations!
Suggested duration
< 1 hour
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The area
Address
Neighborhood: Outram
How to get there
  • Telok Ayer • 5 min walk
  • Raffles Place • 10 min walk
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Marion MJ
5 contributions
Nov 2021 • Family
Warm personal welcome! Found exactly what I was looking for plus learned so much more about the antique product and it’s history. The staffmember, Elaine, is exceptional: she gave me a tour of the premises, took photos of me (often businesses say photos are forbidden) and spent time explaining the variety of goods on offer, from tea tasting to Peranakan ceramics. I will definitely return to East Inspirations in Future.
Written November 25, 2021
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Dear Marion MJ, Thank you so much for your kind words and recommendation. We are very proud and happy it has been a great experience in our humble boutique. Looking forward to hosting you again soon! Best, PK & Jacob Cheong
Written November 28, 2021
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Angela A
1 contribution
May 2022 • Couples
East Inspirations is one of my favorite local shops for antique/vintage gifts. They carry a wide variety of new and old treasures that are affordable and just plain lovely. I have definitely gifted myself, too 🥰

I would also recommend the tea workshop with Jacob. I took my mother-in-law, and we both had an amazing time. Jacob was knowledgeable about the different types of teas and entertained us with stories. It's a very unique and wonderful experience and well worth it!
Written May 6, 2022
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Dear Angela, Thank you for visiting us again and taking the time to pen this wonderful recommendation on TripAdvisor. We have enjoyed your visits to our boutique as much as you have! Looking forward to seeing you again in the future. Many Thanks! PK & Jacob Cheong East Inspirations
Written May 6, 2022
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SHERRIE
Singapore, Singapore2 contributions
May 2022
Their customer service was excellent, all the staff were friendly and helpful. I was amazed that their price for a porcelain item was only 1/3 of what another store across the street was asking for (I was at the other store an hour before).

I could have spent hours in the store!
Written May 22, 2022
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Dear Sherri, Thank you for your kind words and recommendation, we look forward to seeing you again in our humble store =) Many Thanks! PK & Jacob Cheong East Inspirations
Written May 23, 2022
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Nakisah W
1 contribution
Apr 2022 • Couples
We stumbled upon this store while exploring Chinatown and I am so grateful we did! We found so many beautiful treasures (both old and new) at very reasonable prices. Elaine gave us so much information about each piece we purchased, such a joy to visit.
We booked the tea appreciation experience for a few days later and it was fantastic! Jacob was incredibly knowledgeable about all kinds of tea, and we left not only knowing much more about Chinese tea ceremonies but also life in Singapore.
10/10 experience!!
Written April 19, 2022
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Dear Nakisaah, Thank you for taking the time and effort to write this beautiful recommendation! I had the most wonderful time hosting the both of you and glad that you have enjoyed yourselves in Singapore and in our store. Looking forward to seeing you again in the future! Many Thanks! PK & Jacob Cheong East Inspirations
Written April 20, 2022
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musketeers123
Gold Coast, Australia35 contributions
Dec 2019
My family were made feel so very welcome by the manager Esther who did not hassle us at all - when asked for help she explained the history of the item and where it came from. There is some great artwork done by the owners daughter which is a mix of old meets modern through the history of Singapore. There is a great mix of items to look at and a really good feel store. It was no problem at all for Esther to prepare the delicate items for a safe journey home.
Written March 25, 2020
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Dear musketeers123, Thank you for spending the time to leave a review for our store on Tripadvisor. Happy to hear you have a great experience with us and that you found some treasure to bring home as well. Hope all is well for you and your family back home, looking forward to hosting you again when the situation gets better! Stay safe and stay healthy! Best, PK & Jacob Cheong East Inspirations
Written March 27, 2020
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Mama4dog
Fountain Hills, AZ70 contributions
Jan 2020 • Friends
I love art made with natural materials and was looking for wood or soft stone objects. I wandered into this gem in Chinatown in Singapore and left with three items. Han (the shop owner’s son) helped me and haggled with me cheerfully, and shared stories and history of various artifacts and art in the shop. He was forthright about what were modern replicas and what were historical antiques (most if not all of which aren’t for sale). I had a great time and left happy.
Written January 12, 2020
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Dear Mama4dog, Thank you for your feedback and recommendation! Glad to hear you have enjoyed your time at our store and we are looking forward to your next visit! Best Regards, PK, Jacob and Han East Inspirations
Written January 12, 2020
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EverExpat
Singapore1 contribution
Jul 2020
I wandered in one day, looking for a special piece and came across a gorgeous ceramic stool. Those with general designs are easy to find but I was looking for something unique - it was as if this was waiting for me!

In a pleasant and professional way, the piece was explained to me so I brought home not only a new item of furniture but a real story. Thank you!!!
Written July 31, 2020
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Dear MFR1203, Thank you for visiting and for this lovely review, we hope the stool will bring lot's of joy and happiness to you and your home. Looking forward to welcoming you into our boutique again =) Best, PK & Jacob Cheong East Inspirations
Written August 4, 2020
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W1045QAfrankr
Sydney109 contributions
Feb 2020
Fabulous shop with amazing items from wood, china and much more. We actually visited the store on two separate occasions. We happened to see the store and became enthralled with the variety of Asian artefacts from a 300 year old wedding cabinet to letter openers and much more. This emporium is a must if you are visiting Singapore. The staff were helpful and informative and did an amazing job of wrapping goods for transport.
Written March 5, 2020
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Dear W1045QAfrankr, Thank you for visiting us and for leaving this wonderful review, it means a lot to us. Looking forward to seeing you the third time when you visiting Singapore again! Best, PK & Jacob Cheong East Inspirations
Written March 10, 2020
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Kelli B
1 contribution
Oct 2021 • Solo
I live in New Zealand and needed a special gift for my sister in Singapore. East Inspirations had so many beautiful items to choose from online.
Mr Cheong was so amazingly helpful. He gift wrapped, and organised a card. He emailed me at every step of the way and even when I made an error with my sisters address he personally took care of that as well. He retrieved the gift, called my sister and got it delivered to the correct address.
He went out of his way to help.
Thank you so much, when you buy online sight unseen it always feels a little strange, Mr Cheong took my worry away from me and did the best job ever!! My sister loves her present 🎁
Written October 9, 2021
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Dear Adventure441037, Thank you for this lovely review and am glad we are able to play our small part in delighting your sister. Definitely hope to get the chance to host you in our humble boutique when the borders start opening up! For now stay safe and healthy! Best, PK & Jacob Cheong East Inspirations
Written October 14, 2021
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K99
1 contribution
Dec 2021 • Couples
East Inspirations is a lovely shop with a variety of beautiful and interesting items. We thoroughly enjoyed our visit there. Elaine is an absolute delight and guided us through the shop, answering questions and explaining the history, culture, and symbolism behind the items. It was the highlight of our day! We look forward to visiting again and will be booking a tea session in the future. 🙂
Written December 23, 2021
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Dear K99, Happy to hear you have enjoyed your experience at our boutique! Looking forward to hosting you again and wishing you a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! Best, PK & Jacob Cheong East Inspirations
Written December 25, 2021
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East Inspirations is open:
  • Sun - Sat 11:00 AM - 6:30 PM